Montreal announced Monday that Fortier will start the season for the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
Montreal prospect Olivier Fortier signed a three-year contract with the Canadiens on Thursday. Fortier, the captain of the Rimouski Oceanic and top defensive forward of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, was selected 65th overall by Montreal in the 2007 draft.
The Montreal Canadiens sent the following players to minor-league camp on Sunday: D P.K. Subban, C Olivier Fortier, G Cedrick Desjardins, G Loic Lacasse, D Pavel Valentenko, D Shawn Belle, D Chad Anderson, C Brock Trotter, C Ryan White, RW James Wyman, C Mike Glumac, C Olivier Latendresse, C Yanick Lehoux, LW Ryan Flinn, C Mathieu Aubin, C Ryan Russell, C David Desharnais and RW Thomas Beauregard.
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